CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2008-7228

Use of Externally-Controlled Format String

Published: Sep 14, 2009 | Modified: Dec 17, 2009
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
10 HIGH
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Multiple format string vulnerabilities in White_Dune before 0.29beta851 have unspecified impact and attack vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-0101.

Weakness

The software uses a function that accepts a format string as an argument, but the format string originates from an external source.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
White_dune White_dune * 0.29beta791
Whitedune Ubuntu devel *
Whitedune Ubuntu hardy *
Whitedune Ubuntu intrepid *
Whitedune Ubuntu jaunty *
Whitedune Ubuntu karmic *
Whitedune Ubuntu upstream *

Extended Description

When an attacker can modify an externally-controlled format string, this can lead to buffer overflows, denial of service, or data representation problems. It should be noted that in some circumstances, such as internationalization, the set of format strings is externally controlled by design. If the source of these format strings is trusted (e.g. only contained in library files that are only modifiable by the system administrator), then the external control might not itself pose a vulnerability.

Potential Mitigations

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